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Lock and load for gun control

It appears that Congress, in an epic fit of bloody-mindedness that reflects the nation's delusional subservience to the National Rifle Association's death cult, will fail to outlaw semiautomatic weapons and high-capacity ammo clips.

By EDITORIAL  |  January 18, 2013

Freedom to attend school

... with or without fear.
Idiot Box
By MATT BORS  |  January 11, 2013

Let's arm everyone!

It's an easy solution.
Idiot Box
By MATT BORS  |  December 28, 2012

Can gun reform misfire?

If, in the wake of the mass killings in Newtown, Connecticut, Congress does not summon the will to vote to ban semiautomatic weapons with large-capacity clips, then the institution will have blood on its hands.

By EDITORIAL  |  December 28, 2012

Does everyone feel safe?

Brainstorming on how to deter mass killings.
Idiot Box
By MATT BORS  |  December 21, 2012

Guns on the street

Around 6 pm on Wednesday evening, I was walking with a friend who was carrying his rifle across Congress Street to my car.
A police story
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  September 21, 2012


Open-carry activist takes to the streets

On a recent sunny morning at Coffee By Design on Congress Street, Norman Hamann is well-armed.
Gun Rights
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  June 22, 2012

Is shooting people causing you legal problems?

Self-defense doesn't end when their life does!
Idiot Box
By MATT BORS  |  June 15, 2012

Review: Max Payne 3

Max Payne 3 makes video-game violence mean something again.
Max Payne's bloody Brazilian getaway
By MITCH KRPATA  |  June 15, 2012

I'm going to quit my job and start a cult

Do you have any guns?
By KARL STEVENS  |  May 25, 2012
The Darkness review

Review: The Darkness II

Have you ever felt a rage so powerful and consuming that it seemed to be operating under its own control? That's the Darkness.
The heart of the matter
By MITCH KRPATA  |  February 17, 2012

Outrage: Review

Review: Outrage

When it comes to ruthlessness, the yakuzas in Takeshi Kitano's slick bloodbath make the Corleones look like the Brady Bunch.
Ruthless yakuzas
By PETER KEOUGH  |  December 09, 2011
Blackthorn short take 2

Review: Blackthorn

This is one sequel superior to the original — if the original were Butch and Sundance: The Early Days .
Mateo Gil's prequel to Butch and Cassidy's tale
By PETER KEOUGH  |  October 14, 2011
Killer Elite short take

Review: Killer Elite

First Point Blank and now Killer Elite — isn't there a copyright law about stealing the titles of a better movie? Gary McEndry's espionage thriller isn't bad, but it isn't Peckinpah; all the two films have in common are the title and lots of shootin
Narrative confusion
By PETER KEOUGH  |  September 23, 2011
Straw Dogs...

Review: Straw Dogs

Remaking, polishing, and in effect housebreaking what should've remained untamed and feral, Rod Lurie's new version of the Peckinpah classic follows the original's story beats closely, and so the devil is in the details.
Rod Lurie's new version of the Peckinpah classic
By MICHAEL ATKINSON  |  September 23, 2011

Rewriting our gun laws

Rewriting our gun laws: tempering safety with lunacy.
By DAVID KISH  |  April 15, 2011

Cops seize guns from Arlington comics-store asshole

You may recall Travis Corcoran, erstwhile blogger and founder of the online comics store, the guy who saw fit to post some advice to...
By S.I. Rosenbaum  |  January 18, 2011

All due respect

There's a guy named Carson that I know at school. He is 16 and next week I will turn 14. He told me he liked me last spring and I liked him too, but it just wasn't the right time because he had a girlfriend ...
Dr. Lovemonkey answers your questions
By DR. LOVEMONKEY  |  December 03, 2010

The Trapps at the Venue

New Paltz, New York, has long been known for its grassroots progressivism and cultural diversity. As its kinsmen, The Trapps are an appropriately soulful roots-rock...
By webteam  |  November 30, 2010

At URI, Booker challenges a generation

"Gun shots rang out," said Cory Booker, Newark's charismatic mayor, during a talk at the University of Rhode Island's Edwards Hall this week.
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  November 12, 2010

Guns in bars

You can't bring your bow and arrow to Mill Creek Park anymore. Damn. But feel free to bring your loaded gun to a bar in Tennessee...
By Deirdre Fulton  |  October 07, 2010

Let them buy cars

In Maine, you can buy a gun on a Sunday, but you can't buy a car. In fact, in Maine you can buy almost anything you want on a Sunday, except for a car. Maine state law forbids car-buying on Sundays.
Letters to the Portland Editor, July 23, 2010

Springtime for Militia

I’m scrubbing my armpits in the campground bathroom at Fort Hunt Park in Virginia. It’s taken more than 20 hours for me to get here for today’s firearm-friendly Restore the Constitution rally, which is supposed to commence shortly.
Gun nuts from around the country converge upon the murder capital of the nation, Washington, D.C.
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  April 23, 2010

Newton shooter aims to please

If a Jamaican bobsled team can qualify for the Winter Olympics, then certainly a gunslinger from liberal Newton has a fighting chance in a rigorous shootout below the Mason-Dixon Line.
Run and gun
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  April 16, 2010

The Granite State Gang

Big bucks couldn't buy the viral awe and ire that the Free State Project (FSP) scored on August 11, when New Hampshire resident William Kostric arrived outside President Barack Obama's Portsmouth Town Hall meeting with a handgun on his right thigh — "op
New Hampshire transplants live free — or die trying
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  August 28, 2009

Trigger unhappy

Guns don’t kill people. People kill people.
Letters to the Boston editor, May 1, 2009


Sports blotter: Steamrolled again

Brian Bosworth gets a DUI; Marshawn Lynch pleads guilty to a gun charge
Brian Bosworth gets leveled by John Law, and Marshawn Lynch hops on the Chris Henry express
By MATT TAIBBI  |  March 11, 2009
The Nuge!

The Nuge!

 Ted "The Nuge" Nugent phoned in this morning. He is equal time. Hear the complete interview here.
By Charlie  |  November 04, 2008
Mega Robo Thunder Phone Query - Guns or Money?

Mega Robo Thunder Phone Query - Guns or Money?

A car dealership in Kansas City is giving customers an added incentive to buy a car from them.If you buy from them you get a...
By Special Ed  |  June 03, 2008
Fire It Up!  Guns in the workplace?

Fire It Up! Guns in the workplace?

God Bless the NRA.  They are always looking out for us.The NRA wants you to be able to take your weapons to work.Of course the...
By Special Ed  |  April 15, 2008